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Use assistive technologies

The library has adjustable tables, screen reader software and computer screen magnification software installed on computers in each building.

Daley Library

There are adjustable computer tables and computers with assistive technology in the IDEA Commons and the classroom (computer lab). These tools are available under All Programs … Accessibility:

  • AMIS (Adaptive Multimedia Information System) – screen reader software for materials that conform to the DAISY international standards
  • CCTV – print materials magnifier
  • JAWS – screen reader software
  • Kurzweil and scanner – Text to speech reader software; contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for log in information.
  • NaturalReader – screen reader software that allows you to listen to text
  • ZoomText – text magnification software


A trackball-style mouse is available at the circulation desk. Computers on the second floor have these tools available under All Programs … Accessibility:

  • JAWS – screen reader software
  • ZoomText – text magnification software
  • CCTV – print materials magnifier
  • Epson GT 2500 – scanner


Computers in Library Learning Lab include these tools:

  • NaturalReader – screen reader software
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking – speech recognition
  • Kurzweil
  • ZoomText – text magnification software


The Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford has a computer with a large monitor in the Dean’s Lab.


There is an adjustable computer table and these assistive technology tools:

  • JAWS – screen reader software
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • ZoomText – text magnification software
  • OpenBook – converts graphics-based printed text to electronic text
  • Dolphin EasyReader – DAISY formatted electronic book reader
  • OpenDyslexie¬†– a font that is loaded on all Microsoft products.

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